May 31, 2003

LINDA SEEBACH HAS A GOOD COLUMN ON THE BLOGOSPHERE:

This is an entire virtual superorganism evolving in Internet time right before our eyes, based on an unfiltered free trade in ideas. Its participants are far more engaged than the average newspaper reader. . . .

And the blogosphere is not limited by geography. At www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis harps on the importance of nurturing Web logs in Iraq, Iran and other places where the means of free expression have been severely restricted.

Thankfully, she overstates the number of emails I get per day. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten 1,000, though at the beginning of the war I got more than half that. Now, though, things are back to normal.